Massive federal spending cuts are set to kick in within hours. The automatic
cuts – known as sequestration in Washington-speak – are certain to affect Vermonters, including civilian defense employees in the Vermont
Many New England states declared a state of
emergency this weekend following the major coastal storm that dumped more than
two feet of snow in parts of the region, including southern Vermont. Road crews and state officials
saw it as just another winter day.
Gov. Peter Shumlin was in Florida most of the day Wednesday to hear how F-35
fighter jets compare to F-16s. Shumlin says he doesn’t think the new jet is appreciably
louder than the one it would replace at the Vermont Air National Guard.
Peter Shumlin says he’ll travel to Florida next week, where he’ll hear
first-hand the sound of
fighter jets that could soon be based at the Vermont Air Guard in South
Burlington, fulfilling a campaign promise that he made to progressive
supporters who oppose the F-35 program.
In a debate sponsored by the
Burlington Free Press, Vermont’s gubernatorial candidates were asked if they had seen any evidence
of the highly partisan, negative style of Washington, D.C., politics in the state’s elections this year.